Topic: northwest territories

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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Friday, March 5

Alberta is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine rollout to include people under age 75 starting March 15 and aims to be able to offer all adults in the province their first dose by the end of June.

N.W.T. mourns David Searle, territory's first Speaker of the Legislature

The flags at the N.W.T. Legislature have been lowered to half-mast in recognition of the passing of the first Speaker of the Northwest Territories, David Searle.

N.W.T. expanding Moderna vaccine to all adults in Hay River, Inuvik

As of Friday, residents in Hay River and Inuvik over 18, and residents in Yellowknife aged 50 years and older can now make an appointment to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release from the territory’s government.

Ulukhaktok without reliable internet for 8 days, worst residents have seen

The N.W.T. hamlet has been without reliable internet for eight days, and residents are struggling to pay for fuel and food as a blizzard approaches.

Trappers in Mackenzie Delta may need relief if waters rise

High waters in the spring could cause trouble for trappers and harvesters if their cabins flood, says MLA Lesa Semmler. She wants relief and expanded eligibility rules for territorial relief programs.
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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Thursday, March 4

Alberta reports a jump in new COVID-19 cases, a Red Deer meat-processing plant at the centre of an outbreak linked to three worker deaths plans to reopen and NDP Leader Rachel Notley urges the UCP government to keep it closed while launching a public inquiry of the Olymel outbreak.

Giant Mine contamination apology discussions underway, says Yellowknives Dene First Nation

A federal government apology for harms caused by the now-abandoned gold mine would be the first of its kind in northern history.

N.W.T. to allow returning residents to isolate in Norman Wells, Fort Simpson

Premier Caroline Cochrane and Dr. Kami Kandola, the territory’s chief public health officer, gave an update on self-isolation requirements on Thursday.

Governments lack key data on fly-in workers. Experts say it's putting them at risk

Periodic outbreaks of COVID-19 may be one of the best clues we have to the scale of the fly-in worker system across the global Arctic.

Kelly McLeod elected new president of Nihtat Gwich'in Council

According to preliminary results published Thursday morning, Kelly McLeod has been elected the new president of the Nihtat Gwich'in Council.

From Australia to Canada, how Indigenous people are coping with isolation one year into the pandemic

It has been almost a year since the novel coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. Its effects are still being determined, one thing remains true; Indigenous ways of connecting are evolving. This week on Unreserved, how Indigenous people are turning to digital communities, storytelling and culture to feel connected, and get rid of the isolation blues.

'It's no longer a dream': New initiative aims to boost Black engagement in politics

Newly formed Black Voters Matter (BVM) Canada (West & North) partner with Black-led organizations to encourage political change.

2022 Arctic Winter Games put on hold due to pandemic

The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has announced the postponement of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games that were set to take place in Wood Buffalo, Alberta.
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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, March 3

Decisions about what constitutes "safe" indoor fitness activities will be left to gym owners and their clients, Alberta's health minister says as the province moves to a modified version of Step 2 in easing restrictions.

Liard after lockdown: How residents are staying strong after COVID-19 came to town

CBC North spoke to a couple of Fort Liard residents to find out how the community’s recuperating from the containment order, how they’re staying resilient a year into COVID-19 and for their advice going forward.

Former MLA calls for greater transparency in investigation of N.W.T. clerk's office

A former Yellowknife MLA says the rules set for an investigation of bullying complaints levelled against the clerk of the Northwest Territories legislature will prevent investigators -- and the public -- from getting a full picture of what its been like to work in the office of the clerk.

Northern Birthwork Collective to bring doula training to N.W.T. communities

The Northern Birthwork Collective wants to train doulas in each community and create culturally-safe programming for the N.W.T. for reproductive health, pregnancy, birth, postpartum and parenting.

What is Gahcho Kué doing to protect its workers from COVID-19?

“There seems to be some kind of top secret exposure control plan that [the minister] can’t even share any information with me on the floor of this house,” said Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly Tuesday.

OPINION | Create Big Tech fund to pay for northern journalism 

The federal government must ensure that more journalists are hired and that journalism is restored in communities where it's been lost — and Big Tech should pay for that.
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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 in Alberta on Tuesday, March 2

Alberta may follow British Columbia's lead and lengthen the time between administering first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Health Minister Tyler Shandro said Tuesday, a day after officials announced the province would move to a modified version of Step 2 of easing restrictions.

Lutselk'e 'outraged' Frontier Lodge stuck in N.W.T. government's 'bureaucratic trap'

Chief Darryl Marlowe says the territorial government’s slow progress on permitting remote lodges could be ruinous for the newly acquired Frontier Lodge, a central part of the First Nation’s plan for Thaidene Nëné.

Transwest Air dealing with 3 unplanned landings in 2-month span on medevac flights in northern Sask.

Three Transwest Air medevac flights in northern Sask. have had unplanned landings in the past two months.

Firm that investigated Governor General's office to look into allegations against N.W.T. Assembly clerk

The board of MLAs that manages the Northwest Territories legislature has hired the same company that investigated former Governor General Julie Payette's office to look into allegations of bullying in the clerk's office.

Little progress in N.W.T. on bill to devolve child and family services to Indigenous governments

“Agreements are in place with Indigenous governments and provincial jurisdictions across Canada. We should be in that position as well,” said Monfwi MLA Jackson Lafferty Monday.

Improvements to access to GNWT information finally coming into effect

Information held by the government of the Northwest Territories and its agencies will become more accessible starting this summer, as changes finalized by MLAs almost two years ago come into effect.

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